Whenever we drive through the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex we see some of the same sights we’ve seen since we were quite young. The old buildings long abandoned and the newer ones with bright shiny windows. At night it can be especially beautiful as some of the buildings are quite colorful and almost iridescent. One sight that’s always been there are the stuffed away makeshift mattresses under the overpasses. People sleep there. While I’ve never seen anyone asleep the evidence is there. I feel sorry for the ones who feel they have nowhere else to go. I also know that not all who are there want the choice to be anywhere else. Their decision is made as awful as their bed.
Oh beloved, you and I have decisions to make every day. Thankfully for most of us we are pretty comfy cozy. But decisions still don’t come easy. But you and I beloved, have a choice – we get to decide to live for Jesus no matter what. We get the choice to follow after Him no matter what we face. And we get to decide that living under the bridge of sorrow, desperation, affliction, disappointment (you name it) is no place for a believer to live. Jesus made a way so that whatever you and I face, we don’t have to choose to live under any circumstances.
God wants you to know this morning that even if you have messed up royally, even if it’s over and over, He has made a way for you. His blessings will give you a reason to move out from under the bridge and into the palace. His mercy, grace and love are bridges to the better way. You may have made the decision that you are not worthy of His help, but in reality, none of us were counted worthy. That’s not why Jesus saved you. He made a way so that all who call on Him will be able to live for Him. And even though you are unworthy, the truth is, once you are in Christ, you are no longer an outcast. You are part of the royal family. Stop living under the stuff you have gone through. Stop making a makeshift mattress out of discarded hopes and dreams. You will be amazed that as you live loved and receive the blessings of the Lord through Christ – you will begin to have feelings that line up with the Truth.
You have been bought with a price and you can glorify God! It’s your birthright! It’s your calling! It’s His plan for you!
God loves you and He’s for you. Run to Him this morning and focus on His truth. Ask Him how to live, forgive, release and be restored. He will do it for you because God is Love. He will heal, deliver and set free anyone who calls on the name of the Lord! Thank Him for the precious gift of life, don’t waste another day. And live, beloved, in the glorious Truth that you are a child of the Only Living God!
2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
Ephesians 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
Ephesians 1:11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for He chose us in advance, and He makes everything work out according to His plan.